Thales has signed eight contracts for the design, delivery, installation and commissioning of signalling systems in Poland for the railway infrastructure operator, Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PKP PLK S.A).
The total amount of the contracts is valued at €87 million.
The objective is to upgrade the E30 corridor according to the new European agreement on main international railway lines and to enhance the capacity and safety of the railway infrastructure connecting major polish urban cities, including Cracow and Silesia.
“These projects cover very busy parts of the E30 line on the territory of Poland and all the works will go ahead without disturbing the daily operations of the railway line,” said Marek Pawlik, Vice President of PKP PLK S.A.
Thales will deliver wayside equipment, electronic interlocking and centralised traffic control systems.
The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2013.
Paweł Piotrowski, General Director of Thales Poland, said:
“These new contracts are the result of a trusted relationship with PKP PLK, built on the successful realization of three local control centers and the remote control of the 220 km long sector from Katowice to Rzeszów.”
With these contracts, Thales confirms its significant position in the signalling business in Poland, one of the largest European rail network with 19,599 km of tracks placed on strategic corridors of international transport routes.